Soon say adios to IAS, and hello to ‘Undercovered’ at Patreon

I’ve shared with readers here and on my social media pages the problems I’ve had maintaining Indie Art South. I’ve found myself spending more time on website maintenance than writing. I have given up trying to understand what is going on with my site. Continue reading “Soon say adios to IAS, and hello to ‘Undercovered’ at Patreon”

If your device is an Android, infected apps list demands attention

Today must be Tech Day here at Indie Art South. I came across an article warranting my attention. You may want to remove at least one or more of 16 apps you may have on your Android device because those apps contain Joker malware. Continue reading “If your device is an Android, infected apps list demands attention”

Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?

Recently we’ve received several ‘I Want to Buy Your House’ post cards in the mail. The post cards are presumably from flippers or real estate agents, and each card features a photo of our house. After receiving a few of these cards, I realized the senders were probably pulling the photos from Google Street View or a similar resource. I also learned you can ask Goo to blur your house from that view. I requested that this morning. Will the de facto controller of the Web oblige me as they’ve obliged pop culture celebrities and politicos? Continue reading “Will Google give me celeb treatment and blur my home from ‘Street View’?”

Threats, extortion, reputation damage levied at Indie Art South—here’s the scoop

This morning I was clearing customary SPAM and came across a first. An individual, possibly from a foreign country and most likely using an assumed name, is threatening to “go through a series of steps of totally damaging” my reputation. ‘Dorothea Wight’ claims to have gotten my “database credentials” with intent to “extract your entire database and move the information to an offshore server.”

How do I stop it? All I have to do is send them $2,000 US dollars in Bitcoin. Continue reading “Threats, extortion, reputation damage levied at Indie Art South—here’s the scoop”